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St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton,  Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Oct. 14th, 2018 - 20th Sunday after Trinity / 21st after Pentecost

8 am  Holy Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, P. 67

Collect: ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that thou wouldest have done; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Reader: Val Burtsell                 Prayer of the People: Patsy Clothier

Eucharistic Assistant: John Patterson


10am    Holy Eucharist,  The Book of Alternative Services

The Gathering of the Community

Processional Hymn #601 God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending

The Greeting and Collect for Purity, p. 185

The Gloria                                                             #702 Glory to God

       The Collect of the Day: Almighty God, you have built your Church on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone. Join us together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may become a holy temple, acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


As the children depart for Sunday School we will sing,


      The choir will sing a verse and then we will repeat the refrain above.


The Proclamation of the Word, p. 187

      First Reading: Job 23:1-9, 16-17, Kimberly Matheson

Psalm 22:1-15

Second Reading: Hebrews 4:12-16 , TBA
Gradual Hymn      #428 God Who Gives to Life Its Goodness

The Holy Gospel:  Mark 10:17-31


The Apostles’ Creed, p. 189

The Prayers of the People, Kyle Wells

Confession and Absolution, p. 191

The Sharing of the Peace, p. 192                                                        

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn                   #435 Take My Life and Let It Be

Prayer over the Gifts, p. 386

      Eucharistic Prayer #4, p. 201              #735 Holy, holy, holy…

      The Lord’s Prayer,  p. 211

      The Breaking of the Bread #1,   p. 212        #745 Lamb of God…

All are welcome to come forward to receive holy communion or a blessing. Gluten-free bread is available at the communion rail.

Communion hymn:        #532 What a Friend We Have in Jesus

                                  Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel (Roger Emerson)

Prayer after Communion, p. 386, followed by Doxology, p. 214

The Blessing

Announcements   Jim Nelson

       Closing Hymn                     #430 Will You Come and Follow Me

  The Dismissal


Psalm 22:1-15

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me and are so far from my cry and from the words of my distress?

O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; by night as well, but I find no rest.

Yet you are the Holy One, enthroned upon the praises of Israel.

Our ancestors put their trust in you; they trusted, and you delivered them.

They cried out to you and were delivered; they trusted in you and were not put to shame.

But as for me, I am a worm and not human, scorned by all and despised by the people.

All who see me laugh me to scorn; they curl their lips and wag their heads, saying,

“You trusted in the Lord; let the Lord deliver you; let God rescue you, if God delights in you.”

Yet you are the one who took me out of the womb, and kept me safe upon my mother’s breast.

I have been entrusted to you ever since I was born; you were my God when I was still in my mother’s womb.

Be not far from me, for trouble is near, and there is none to help.

Many young bulls encircle me; strong bulls of Bashan surround me.

They open wide their jaws at me, like a ravening and a roaring lion.

I am poured out like water; all my bones are out of joint; my heart within my breast is melting wax.

My mouth is dried out like a pots herd; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; and you have laid me in the dust of the grave.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Eucharistic Assistant: Dale Hennigar

Greeters: Jim & Denyse Nelson

      Counters: Diana Patterson & Elaine Slauenwhite

Everyone is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service at 10 am this week provided by Karen & Dale Hennigar


Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       The Anglican Church in Wales, the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island & the clergy and people of the parishes of Blue Rocks and St. John’s, Lunenburg

·       All ACW groups who have begun meeting together

  • All who are in need of God’s healing grace: Arthur & Joan, Albert Jucker, Barclay, Marlene & John Reid, Tom Shaw, Jane, Doreen McKee, Kevan, Mary Funderburg, Shelley & Gloria, Connie, Heidi, Harry, Cecil, Ann Watson, Phyllis Weatherbee, Richard Fry, Gene Trites, Eric Alcorn, Patricia, Kathleen, Rob Phillips, Steve Kamburis, Betty Stauffer, Don & Betty Little, and Sylvia


The Flowers on the altar are offered to the glory of God and in loving memory of Margaret & Lionel Pearman, brother John & sister Ruth from Bill Pearman




8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)    10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS) 



Mark these dates on your calendar

Tues., Oct. 16th, 7pm, Multipurpose Room: Parish Council meets

Weds., Oct. 17th, 2:30pm, Blomidon Court: Hymn Sing


The Acadia University Wind Ensemble is performing its first concert of the 2018-19 season on Sun., Oct. 21st at 3pm in the Festival Theatre. Admission is free, and the ensemble (including student choir members Lauryn, Lemuel, Breanna, Zoe, and our Director of Music/Organist, Michelle!) will play an exciting program of diverse repertoire, ranging from Baroque-era brass music to the beautiful new Canadian composition, Lake Superior Suite.


Mon., Oct. 22nd - ACW meeting at noon in the meeting space. Bring your lunch; tea and coffee is provided. This meeting will be about our upcoming Coffee Party which will be held on Nov. 24th.


Weds., Oct. 24th, 4:30-6:30pm, Multipurpose Room: Follow up discussion on Medical Assistance in Dying. A simple soup supper will be provided. We will look at the concept of the sanctity of life in relation to the Bible, evolving church teaching and modern medical technology. Brief reading material will be available next Sunday.


Thurs., Nov. 1st, 7pm, Cathedral Church of All Saints: Ordination of the Reverends Lorraine Street and Mike Tutton as Priests in the Church of God. Sign up for carpooling.

It soon will be Plum Pudding time!  Our annual project will take place with a small work group the evening of Tues., Nov. 6th and big production will be 9am-12noon, Wed., Nov. 7th.  We need helpers for both times as well as the afternoon and evening of Nov. 7th for steaming puddings in our homes. Please sign up at the back of the church if you can help in any way. Fill your home with the wonderful smell of Christmas! SAVE CANS for puddings - no round bottoms please. If you have any questions please contact Vicki Harris at 902-542-3421 or email at


Let’s Talk Diabetes” hosted by Nova West Chapter of Diabetes Canada and Nova Scotia Health Authority, Nov 7th, 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Attend any portion of the afternoon. Location: Louis Millet Community Complex, New Minas.  Listen to short presentations, view health information booths, get the latest information on Type 2 Diabetes. Free Admission, no registration required. Prizes!


Sat. Nov. 24th - St. John's Christmas Coffee party will take place from 10am until noon. The price this year will be a free will offering. We will have our famous Plum Pudding for sale as well as home baking & fancy works for sale.


Church & Community News


Sat., Nov. 3rd, 9:30-11:30: Christmas Coffee Party and Display of Antique Toys. Presented by the Port Williams Health Auxiliary in Lockwood Hall of Port Williams United Baptist Church. Bake table, Christmas table, Touch and Take table. New this year: frozen entrees (chili, baked beans, soups and spaghetti sauce). These can be pre-ordered by calling Sandra Kempton at 902-542-5151 or Pat Davis at 902-542-9325. Free-will offering.


Giving Thanks by Giving to Others: 200 Random Acts of Kindness

From Thanksgiving till the first Sunday of Advent you are encouraged to perform random acts of kindness. This is another way we can give to others to give thanks for the 200 years we have been able to gather in this building as a worshipping community. A random act of kindness can be as simple as smiling at everyone you see, or buying a coffee for the next person in line at the coffee shop. You determine what the random act of kindness will be. If you’re looking for ideas, though, pick up one of the sheets at the back of the church. When you’ve performed your act of kindness, tie a ribbon (available at the back of the church) to the giving tree. Let’s see if we can tie 200 ribbons on the tree by Dec. 2nd!


Sunday School Helpers Needed: If you can volunteer for a Sunday or two to assist Emma Fyfe, please sign up at the back of the church.


ACW NS Annual Project 2018-2019: Bonny Lea Farm, "A Home Forever." To support Bonny Lea Farm in the building of a new residence by sponsoring a room. See the bulletin board for details. To donate, make your cheque payable to: Anglican Church Women Board and indicate Project 2018/19 on the cheque. Give cheque to one of the ACW Co-Presidents, Dianne Thorpe or Beth Turner, or to Treasurer Judy Amos. PLEASE DO NOT put it on the collection plate.


PWRDF CHRISTMAS CARDS:  Support the important work of the Primate’s Fund in Canada and around the world! This year there are 9 designs to choose from (see poster on the bulletin board). A minimum donation of $20/pack (12 cards & envelopes) is suggested. Donations of $20 and over qualify for a tax creditable receipt. To order, sign the list below the poster or contact Helen Whidden at or 902-542-5061.


Rector’s Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Mon., 10:30am-noon. She will be off Thursday and Saturday.


Quilts for the North: 15 more quilts are needed